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. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
is what about the science shows it is. but he's doing this interesting thing where he's claiming to say the same thing that obama said about this. what obama was asked about was how do you explain to your daughters that you know, you're a christian. christianity said it took six days for the earth to be created. how do you explain that to your daughters. obama went on a theological question, we don't know how long six days is. i believe in the science obama has said millions of times, we should teach geology and evolution in science class and if you want to teach intelligent design and other theories, do it in religion class. and the important part with rubio is while he does seem to be tempering his first line now with mike allen yesterday after he got a lot of criticism for it he still believes fundamentally that you should teach creationism alongside evolution in classes. that's really where this comes from. his history when he was in florida as a state house speaker was a huge fight over evolution education in
foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: with 25 days left until the year-end fiscal cliff, and just 19 days until christmas, president obama warned lawmakers today not to add to the holiday pressures americans already feel, by letting the political stalemate drag on. but he also again insisted there would be no deal unless tax rates went up on the wealthy. >> the closer it gets to the brink, the more stressed we're going to be. >> woodruff: president obama made the short trip to northern virginia today to underline his plan to avert the fiscal cliff. at the home of what the white house called a typical middle class family, mr. obama said he's optimistic that agreement can be reached, but again drew a hard line for republicans in congress. >> everybody's is going to have
with no place of their own, spending nights on the sofa us of friends. lena is studying political science at the university of hamburg. she is not registered, so we cannot fill her at home. >> i live with a friend in a half from, which they are not allowed to sublet. that means i cannot have my name on e-mail or letter box. i can stay here for now, but no one official can no -- know. >> linda has a budget of 350 euros for living expenses, but even the cost of a room is higher than that -- lena has a budget of 350 euros. >> they invited everyone who was interested at the same time. there were 10 or 20 people looking at these flats, and we talked. so it is very difficult to get any kind of impression of the flat itself or get to know the people already living there. >> lena is not a rare case in hamburg. at the beginning of the semester, students services had to provide emergency beds in the sports hall, but students are still reporting long waiting times for housing, and private landlords are taking advantage of the free housing market. >> the landlords are looking for people with a perman
political points because there is no science to back this up. experts have locked at this and this is the longest period since 1900 without a major hurricane hitting the united states whether it is floods or droughts they are showing no trends over sector 80 years and people are trying to draw short trends but the bottom line, congress is not only doing this at fema hearings but the senators like senator whitehouse from rhode island are doing this at defense authorization trying to ride hurricane sandy to the bank and the bank is setting the same for a carbon tax here in washington, dc. that is what they are trying, the treasury, is trying to do and there is fear that even republicans are going to do it as a revenue neutral part of tax reform. that is what this is about, more money from the government using hurricane sandy. >> what i worry about, if anything, be when we had a lot of physical storms back in the 60's, whether they would respond the same way and gotten the same initiatives that cost billions for what was a cycle. we do it again, but, i think before yo
, in the chemical laboratory, in the health science room, they broke a vial that had some of it in it. they evacuated that school. the fire department came in with all kinds of equipment to make sure they were not exposed to it. women who are pregnant, they say don't eat fish that has mercury in it and they cautioned them, the that there is surgeonfish you can eat. there are all kinds of reasons not to be exposed to mercury. yet we continue to put it in vaccinations as a preservative. in 1929, they came up with for marisol. they tested it on 29 people who had meningitis. they all died of meningitis, but the the mercury in the vaccination was not a contributing factor. so since 1929, it has never been completely tested and they continue to use it in vaccinations. it was not so bad when wenchow got a vaccination or two or three. but now they -- when one child got a vaccination or two or three. but now they get 29. the brain tissues to not -- it stays in there and it causes severe problems. during my chairmanship, for six years, we had four years of hearings. we had people from all of th
another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor
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by the institute for science and international security. they say they show more activity at an iranian military site. a site that nuclear inspectors have been denied access to. here's what the site looked like in september. the roofs of the buildings are are covered with tarps. just take a look. now, we're going to fast forward it. switch the picture to november 7th. what you'll see now is that the buildings have blue roofs and new equipment on site. this is according to the am sis from sis. the think tank says additional things are being done to the site. a russian judge says performances by pussy riot should be removed from the internet. their most notorious video is the one that landed two band members in jail. in it, the band sings an anti putin song in a cathedral. the judge allegations it includes words that humiliate various groups. >>> and former president george h.w. bush has been in a houston area hospital for six days. a spokesperson says he has been treated and cures of bronchitis. bush is 88 years old and he is the oldest living former president of the united states. >>> and an upd
to resemble a tumbleweed. this looks like something out of a science-fiction movie, what is it? >> it looks like it's out of space, right? >> it is pretty cool looking, though. >> the afghan designer modeled it after toys he used to play with as a child. and the concept here is that you have this, it's about 6 feet in diameter and weighs 154 pounds. and so it's light enough to be propelled by the wind but heavy enough so that when it rolls over the land mines it will detonate them upon contact. and it is made of a bio degradable plastic that's used to model feet on the bottom there and then the actual legs are made of bamboo shoots. >> we have seen balls like this in a little minesweeper thing, tell us how he designed this? >> why did he get the idea? it was a way to make a cheap and affordable technology people could use to survey the lands they live in. especially in the hazardous terrains. right now the technology and process is very expensive and can cost upwards of $1,000 just to clear one single mine. not to mention that many of these need to be detonated manually. but this mine has a
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, prosthetic arms and legs, it is amazing what science and medicine is doing for these young people .. but nobody should estimate, underestimate the magnitude of the rehabilitation challenge and the courage that it takes, day in and day out to try and come back from these terrible wounds and that is where there is not enough we can do for these kids. >> rose: are we over stretched? >> i don't think so. i think we were over stretched at the end of 2006 .. and particularly in the early months of 2007, during the surge in iraq, i think one of the hardest decisions i made, maybe the hardest decision that i made as secretary was extending the length of deployments in iraq and afghanistan from twelve months to 15 months, and we did it for about a year and a half. and two years, and the alternative was to cut short their time at home. so if they were only to serve twelve months in the theatre then they might only be home for nine months or eight months or something, and so the recommendation of all of the generals and others was do the 15 and let them have the year at home, but there is no
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> from america's news headquarters, i'm ainsley earhardt. new developments tonight in a case involving those two missing cousins from iowa. police say hunters have found two bodies and they think they are elizabeth collins and lyra morse. the cousins vanished on a bike ride last july. the bodies were discovered this afternoon, but police didn't elaborate on where, saying the area is still being investigated. citigroup, the nation's third largest bark, laying off thousands of employees, mostly people who work in local branches and foreign operations. the bank will slash 11,000 jobs, 11% of its workforce, looking to save more than $1 billion a year. the bank didn't fair well in the 2008 financial collapse and had to take two taxpayer-funded loans. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to "on the record" with gret a. thank you for watching. >> you're the president of the united states. you've got the mighty pen. you bailed out the banks. bail out the american people that don't have homes for the holidays. the presid
an effect on how hungry you feel. that's according to a new study that appears in the science journal called plus one. now, hear this. the researchers say they fed volunteers bowls of soup but secretly refilled or drained some of those bowls. a few hours later folks who thought they only had a little bit of soup say they got hungrier sooner even when they ate more. in other words it's likely that our eyes are sometimes tricking our stomachs. a warning tonight for you taxpayers we could all be looking at a another bailout thanks to the housing crisis that is behind us, right? we'll tell you who might need our cash in a big way now. plus a tea party one time tea party hero is leaving congress. we will hear from senator jim demint and get reaction from across the aisle and tell you where he is going. a world leader just told her entire nation the myan calendar got it right. doomsday is two weeks from tomorrow. so do what you like. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. appr
and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. ♪ stuart: call it how it is. it is a quiet day for the markets. some individual stocks are moving, but not much. let's start with apple. the iphone5. china will get it. stock getting back very close to $600. it hit a low of 505. this is a company that makes the ugg boots. it is that $40 now. myriad genetics is down just a little. it could be huge for the company depending on what the supreme court decides. check the overall market. the dow jones industrials going nowhere. we are down 11. back in 90 seconds. ♪ the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with halth care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our meers can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitals, armacists and other health professionals who helped us achieve the highest average star rating among national medicare companies... and become the first and only nati
upon restrictions not supported by sound science. so now i'm going to tell you about some problems i have with russia even though i want russia to be in the w.t.o. and i want this legislation to pass so it can be fully implemented. now i would say some things that we have problems. let's take pork exports as an example. in 2008, u.s. pork sales to russia totaled over 200,000 metric tons, and since that time, exports have fallen nearly 60% due to russia's reduced import quotas and questionable sanitary and phyto sanitary restrictions. i'm pleased our trade negotiators were able to negotiate a satisfactory trade rate quota for our pork, but this administration under president obama has fallen short in its obligation to stand up with u.s. farmers on these sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards. in other words, using sound science instead of some i illegitimate reason for keeping our products out of russia. i have communicated time and again what i expected of this administration because they have to negotiate for us. in june 2011, i led a bipartisan letter with senators nelson and 26 oth
guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> john mcafee is a famous pioneer of anti-virus software but authorities in belize want to question him about the killing of his neighbor. nobody saw him until he contacted cnn's martin savage and agreed to an interview that was anything but normal. >> reporter: the search to find john mcafee started here at the airport. it began with three simple words. sorry i'm late. a prearranged code word to let me know i'd met the person that would take me to mcafee. what followed was a drive road through winding, twisting streets and then we get in to a parking lot, get in to another vehicle and drive off again. this time with switchbacks, u-turns and back alleys. clearly meant to confuse us as well as anyone following. and then, there we were. face to face. observation number one. with john afee, there's no such thing as a simple answer. you are john mcafee? >> i think so, yes. i am john mcafee. >> reporter: he seemed nervous, anxious. are you afraid? >> wou
competing to win the army's next multi-million dollar contract. he showed us the science behind every shape, size, and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital patterns recreate shapes already found in nature, and 3-d layering creates depth and shad dose where none exist. that's today's design. but developers already have one eye on tomorrow. >> what's coming up down the road and very quickly is the harry potter cloak. >> what is that? >> reporter: with that fictional cloak, harry isn't just camouflaged, he's invisible. >> my body's gone! >> how invisible are we talking here? if i walked into a room with a soldier wearing one of these cloaks -- >> you wouldn't see him at all. he would be completely invisible to you. >> reporter: this isn't make believe. the military has seen the so-called quantum stealth technology. it works by bending the light around an object, even concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do for a sniper, hiding in a field, or the americ
into education, into science, into infrastructure as well and he'll be talking about the infrastructure initiatives including more must be for small to medium size businesses, more money for power stations as well. but it really looks like he's got very little room for maneuver. the opposition, he'll get that and say this is your fault, these are your policies. mr. osbourne will turn around and say look what's turning around you. look what's going on in the financial sector. look what's going on in the eurozone as well where unemployment is actually on the surface much worse than it is in the united kingdom. so it's going to be the usual ding dong battle of theatre. but i doubt we'll see many new initiatives that haven't been leaked already, ross. >> yeah, you only have to read the papers today and everything seems to be in there. i think you've done a very good two and a half-minute analysis of everything we might get. well-done. we'll come back to you later. get a cup of coffee, stay warm. julian joins us with his own thoughts. steve got into all the details. he's laid it all out for
science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. i heard you guys can sp ground for ss than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camput. you know we've be open all night. is this a trick to t my st? male announcer break frothe holiday stss. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> ambassador anna wintour, it's got an interesting ring, does it not? a new report says that president obama is considering the fashion magazine editor for the ambassador's post in london or paris. she's a top obama fundraiser, a celebrity. very well-plugged in on the left and she ran two big fundraisers for the president this summer. >> i'm anna wintour, and i'm so lucky in my work i'm able to meet some the most incredible women in the world. women like sarah jessica parker and michelle obama. stuart: anna wintour reportedly an absolute terror to work for. remember when she was played bye meryl streep in the devil wears prada. portrayed as a monster. >> what are you doing here. >> came to be a journalist and-- >> so you don't read runway. >> no he. >> and be
the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. dennis: 15 past the hour, stocks every 15 minutes. team coverage. cheryl: phil flynn in the trading pits of the cme where gasoline futures are tanking and sandra walking earnings and nicole petallides, for the stock exchange where stocks are higher by a little bit so something to go on. nicole: we are trend mr. king a little higher, not far off of the line, like apple has been lower and back in the green and helping the tech heavy nasdaq shows in green arrows and been under significant pressure. dow jones industrials crossing the unchanged line again and again, worries about fiscal cliff tomorrow is the all-important jobs report. right now you see the dow up fractionally, up about 10 points. that is the latest on the floor of the stock exchange. was going on at the cme? phil: the day after the biggest gasoline inventory build in 15 years gasoline futures are up, trading close to 0 one month low. they're under a lot fresher this morning not only from that mas
december 10th and 22nd claiming for science and research. and new jersey governor chris chr tooe. the two showed a unified front in the wake of the storm. and the royal baby watch, it is on. there you see a pregnant and smiling catherine, duchess of cambridge. she was in for acute morning sickness. prince charles says he is thrilled he's going to become a grandfather. and the baby will be the next in line to the throne after prince william and actually after prince charles as well. so there's a little bit of a line there. >> rather it's a boy or girl. >> i think it's exciting. i don't think there's anybody out there they've been waiting and hoping and now we've seen she's pregnant and with child. >> catherine and no more kate. >> she's the duchess now. >> thank you. >>> one of the most conservative members of the united states senate, i think it's fair to say he shocked washington today, the tea party favorite senator jim demint of south carolina, he's standing by live. he's here in "the situation room." he's getting ready to explain why he's resigning from the senate less than halfway th
, the bringing in a science and technology. you are a world bank guy. you went to harvard and dell was science and technology. here we are was tremendous knowledge in these fields. we talk about helping democracies. how do you see that from not only indicating these villages but scholarships and others, whether it is the french, the canadians, the brits, so that there are always for educational, the empowerment of women come are raising their status, inclusion. the american bar society and all those groups. what do you think about that? is it such that unless you have big muscular defense, big muscular foreign aid? i don't think america will ever be a wimp in anything, but i have an additional school of thought. what do you think? what could help that in america? >> thank you. generally, to speak a very frankly and what you have requested, the support of law enforcement in colombia has been helpful. that is a first step. as you said coming in several points to develop. increasing security capabilities and increasing the state's capability to promote human rights. in a case like ours, we have h
a speech in which he says he wants to use the tax hike to invest in training, education, science and research. when you're in a deep, deep hole, you're borrowing almost 40 cents of every dollar you spend, shouldn't you constrain yourself and not start new programs? or if you start a new needed program, shouldn't you reduce some less valuable program to pay for it instead of just taxing to create more programs? so not once in the speech did he discuss entitlements. it's the largest item in our government, entitlements. not once did the president of the united states discuss with the american people the problem of social security, medicare, medicaid are on an unsustainable path and are at great risk. shouldn't the president honestly talk to the american people about that? he didn't discuss our $16 trillion debt and how the debt commission that he appointed indicates that we're on an unsustainable path heading to a fiscal crisis. he did not discuss that. or the economic catastrophe that could occur if we don't get off this unsustainable path. the president should lead on these thing
. jekyll technology parts. >> science, technology, engineering and math are fundamental to the growth of the economy and the united states obviously has work to do, my oldest daughter is doing her doctorate in math. there's a substantial contribution to national security in any case. with respect to the dr. jekyll and mr. hyde bit, economic growth is fundamental and innovation is the key engine for that and freedom is the foundation for that. i think we will see this play out in interesting ways globally including within china, and as we work to have a very open system economically and take advantage of technology, we also need to look at what needs to be done to deal with the threats of not just cyber but biotech and so on and look at doing that in partnership, and the partners we look at, and a substantial conversation about the rules of the road in cyberspace, we do that with many others, a fundamental issue. >> got a little bit from global security, the issue of the islands is primarily an issue of energy, and we are seeing it all over the world today, we don't have good mechanism
is the telecommunications industry. one of the reasons as a computer science major i would argue, one of the reasons that the telecommunications, technology industry has been so successful, is because the government hasn't figured out how to regulate it and slow it down. yet here you have a proposal by the united nations coming out of the united nations to interfere with that multistakeholder organization that's been and allowed this industry to be so successful and allowed the internet to shape and dramatically improve so many people's lives. so many of the things that we can do today and all the conveniences that have been added through great new apps and technology have come from this multistakeholder governance of the internet. yet here you have the united nations trying to step in and let's be real clear about who some of these countries are that want to do this and what they are intending to do if they were to be successful. countries like russia and china are leading this. some of the arab nations right now, where you see uprisings, many of those uprisings have been brought through social med
the 60th anniversary of the graduate research fellowship program of the senate science foundation. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection. mr. cardin: i further ask that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements related to the matter be printed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 9:30 a.m. on thursday, december 6, 2012, that following the prayer and pledge, the journal be approved to date, the morning business be deemed expired and the time for the leaders be reserved for the use later in the day. that following the leaders' remarks the senate be in a period of morning business until 11:45 a.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each with the previous order regarding retirement speeches remaining in effect and followi
of medicinal marijuana. technicians sort, ammize and distill the plant. it's science here. and they believe it will help children with severe autism, ep department sy and cancer. >> we have seen more than one child like jayden who came to us with very, very serious, severe life threatening illnesses who as soon as they started using cannabis medicine draw a dramatic turnaround. >> reporter: the community says without better research most doctors opposed medical marijuana for children. >> all medications may have side effects, may have long-term consequences and unfortunately we know very little about this. >> the parent is flying by the seat of their pants in doing this. ♪ you are the world to me >> reporter: call him crazy, unethical, this father heard it all except for one phrase. >> all i want is my son to say i love you, dad. can you say i love you? that's all i want to hear. i'm really close. >> reporter: close to final hi reaching his son. >> washington state has a first in history moment today with the recreational use of marijuana going in to effect and also marking another first.
could lose their jobs and science and public research grants could be cut including in to cancer and childhood diseases. fewer americans could receive drug abuse treatment and $700 million slashed from the epa budget. cutting back of food inspection. disaster relief, omb says, quote, the federal emergency management administration's ability to respond would be undermined. and finally, from border patrol to hiring new fbi agents, correction officers, federal prosecutors, all could be scaled back. now, all of these cuts, brooke, don't happen exactly at 12:01 a.m. on january 2nd. they happen over the course of a year. but agencies are preparing for an impasse in washington. this is exactly, exactly what policymakers are trying to avoid. brooke? >> thank you. >>> shock waves in washington today. powerful republican senator calling it quits. south carolina's senator jim demint will be stepping down december 31st to lead the heritage foundation. that's a powerful conservative think tank in d.c. demint says he can be more effective outside the senate. >> a lot of my role in the senate h
quite a successful science company in our state for over 200 years. we have cars. we built a lot of cars over the years, g.m. and chrysler products. over half of the new york stock exchange, half the fortune 500, being credit card business in our state. the coast of our state is the site of the nation's summer capital, rehoboth beach and a bunch of other places. the letter "c" has been pretty big. people say why do they call you the first state? we're the first colony that threw off the yoke of the british tyranny and at the same time said pennsylvania take a hike, we want to be a state on our own. 225 years from tomorrow to be exact, the first state to ratify the constitution. but we have the best beaches in the country. last year i think there were four or five-star beaches in america, two in delaware. rehoboth and dewey. the best air force base in the world. we have, i think, the finest judiciary, finest judicial system in the state. we have the best financial controls and financial controls and cash management system. we have a triple-a credit rate system. we continue to have that ki
energy and commerce committee. science is clear. cutting carbon emissions over the long term is key to reducing the risk of extreme weather. so i thank you for the opportunity to testify, and look forward to working together to help our fellow americans feel from hurricanes and, to ensure that we're all better prepared for similar storms of the future. thank you so much. >> thank you represented. and i would go -- welcome. >> thank you, madam chairman. very much appreciate the invitation to speak before this committee today. i am very proud to represent staten island and brooklyn. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas of all new york city. i was on the ground from the moment the storm started. the amount of devastation that i saw was unimaginable. 24 staten islanders lost their lives. families lost everything. homes were literally torn off their foundations. some collapsed. large boats, yachts were scattered deepened the neighborhoods piled up on two peoples homes. more than 100,000 were without power for weeks. people slept in a cold, damp home, and for his of to move to a
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